And there was snow…

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28.12.2014 | Richtberg, Austria


Hello my dear friends,

  As you probably already know, i spend my Christmas in upper Austria…and there was snow…a lot of snow! 😀 In the next days i will upload some of the photos i took there before we return to the usual Vienna posts. So this was actually my first contact with snow after many years of seeing none in Greece. You can imagine that i was ecstatic but also really not well prepared! Thankfully i had my uncle lent me some warm gloves, hiking shoes and gaiters (German: Gamaschen, i finally managed to learn that word!😂) for not getting all wet, cause the snow at some parts of the mountain was knee high! I was ready for some serious action!

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  It was still snowing relentlessly when we decided to go for a hike and while it was really beautiful it made taking photos very hard. I ended up taking most photos with my mobile phone (coming up on the next post) and only a few with my DSLR. My one and only Canon 60D is not really weather sealed so i couldn’t risk it. What do you use to protect your camera from getting all wet? Cause the umbrella sure didn’t work, with being windy and all that, my camera got covered in snow in a matter of seconds! I dared to take only a few shots, before putting it back in my backpack…but my uncle had enough time to snap a cool backstage photo 😎 Say, snowcovered-icy-cheeeeeeese!!!❆❆❆


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Deep Blue Sea


Hello my friends 😀 How was your weekend?

  So, as promised this week we’ll have a nice little tour of Sithonia, second “leg” of the Halkidiki peninsula. Starting off with a panoramic image, so you can get a taste of the scenery that we are going to explore in the next posts.

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Timelapse: SuperMoon Rising, 12 July 2014, Greece

  Another SuperMoon tonight! Did you get to see it? I shot a little timelapse again but i still think last year’s was the best! Maybe August’s SuperMoon will be a better contender… I’m starting to think they ended up naming each typical full moon a supermoon just to make a fuss about it. Not impressed here…

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Fungi in the sun

Fungi in the sun by V-Light
Nimfaio mountain | 26.10.2012


  Been digging up some older photos related to nature for something that i’ve been working on the past 2 weeks…If everything goes as planned i’ll be able to share more details in the beginning of next week!

p.s. Does anybody know the scientific name of this mushroom?

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Foggy day in my village

Yesterday was quite a peculiar day. The fog started early in the morning and lasted throughout the day, as a result of that, the smoke from the chimneys got trapped under the fog creating a rather unpleasant atmosphere. Of course i could not stay inside and not take any photos so i went for a quick walk around my house, when i got back i was couching and had a runny nose, today i’m fine though 🙂 Here are a few photos, with minimum edit, only contrast and white balance was enhanced from the raw files.

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You were supposed to be a waterfall

You were supposed to be a waterfall by V-Light
80m seasonal waterfall in Frakto forest, Drama | 06.11.2011


  I really love water, in all its forms and i was really looking forward to seeing this 80 meter tall waterfall, one of the biggest in Balkans. Unfortunately it is a seasonal waterfall and there was barely any water there. I can imagine that during spring, after all the snow has melted this must be a really nice sight to see. I must absolutely go back there one day soon…


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Little Waterfall II

Little Waterfall II by V-Light
Little waterfall in Frakto forest, Drama | 06.11.2011


Same waterfall, different framing. In this one i focused more on the magnificent trees. Which one do you prefer?

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Little Waterfall

Little Waterfall by V-Light
Little waterfall in Frakto forest, Drama | 06.11.2011


  This amazing place still resonates in my dreams. When i got there i couldn’t believe what i was seeing, so much beauty, so much color. I have only uploaded 2 or 3 photos of this trip even though it was back in 2011, mostly because i couldn’t decide on how to post-process the photos. The colors are already very saturated without any edit and back then i had a Canon 450D with the 18-55mm kit lens which was failing all the time, shutting down when taking a long exposure so i didn’t take the photos i could have taken. I don’t think i’ll be able to visit this place soon, it’s very far away and hard to reach so i thought to start working on some photos that are kinda good. What do you think about this one? I’d appreciate any feedback 🙂

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